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Happiness Advice

The 'Happiness' Startup: Rules to Live By

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Gurbaksh Chahal

Sometimes we wonder through our successes and triumphs -- for whom are we doing this for? And, I have one answer: You're doing it for you.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In the same way that an airline attendant will tell passengers in pre-flight instructions to secure their own oxygen mask before assisting others, in life we need to learn how to feel compassion for ourselves first, before we can be happy or contribute to others' happiness.

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When life unravels, we're all that seed needing to trust that the darkness we're residing in temporarily, will in the end move us towards our next fertile direction.

5 Keys to Peace That You Already Have

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Right there, I intimately felt the power of now. I'd read about it, heard about it, and had seen more than one book title containing those words, yet I'd never understood it until that unexpected and routine moment of time.

10 Decisions Happy People Make

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

You can't predict your life, nor can you engineer the perfect next step, so stop putting pressure on yourself to figure things out. Step forward even if you are afraid or unsure.

Kathleen Buckstaff: Secrets of Happiness

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

It was reunion weekend at Stanford University. The opening talk was a roundtable discussion held in the basketball arena. Katie Couric was the host, a...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Do You Have to Change Jobs to Find Happiness?

Louis Efron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

If you speak to any motivational speaker or self-help guru, they will tell you that self-worth -- knowing that you matter -- must come before you can truly care for anything else in life. Not surprisingly, this equally applies to the workplace.

Top 10 Tips to Live Your Most Blissed Life

Juliet Turalski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliet Turalski

Your calling is your true expression. It is what you were born with before you could speak and before conditioning by your parents and society. So wherever you find yourself within your relationships or career, become mindful of your true expression and watch your world shift.

How Just 80 Seconds Can Boost Your Mood All Day

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Take 10 seconds out of every hour during an eight-hour day, and that's 80 seconds -- less than two minutes -- spent in an entirely different frame of mind. It might not seem like much, but it is.

The Joy Manifesto: Part II

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When in doubt, forget all the rules, the seven- or nine- or 50-point lists, the how-to guides and the self-help books, the therapeutic techniques, the TED talks, the recipes and formulas... and just love.

13 Ways To Find Your Happy Place

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

Sitting in front of your computer at the starting end of a work week may not exactly be your happy place, but as those who've mastered the ever-elusiv...

Three Steps to Better Mental Health

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Nagy

One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment.

Smile, Smile, Smile

Bridget Fonger | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

Is there a photograph or video that makes you smile without fail? Try to remember that just even one little picture can be an important tool to create "the basis for the smile to come" as the great smiling Lama advises.

‘If You Don't Reach For Happy Times, They Will Pass You By'

Nell Minow | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

The most important reason to go to your cousin's wedding is this: If you don't reach for happy times, they will pass you by. And then when you need those memories and connections, you will miss them.

The Joy Manifesto: Part I

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

We can tap into joy every single day. It is always accessible, even if just for an instant. It is a conscious choice. With even a small amount of effort, we can fill our cloudy skies with a rainbow.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 3

Carol Simone | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

You are not the ongoing story in your mind. Who you really are is much greater: eternal, limitless, free, all-loving. The mind's story, or the ego self, exists by reflecting on the past or future and constantly comparing itself in an effort to bring new drama to its elusive existence.

Elephants and Joy Bubbles

Christine Eilvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It takes a great deal of courage to throw ourselves into things we haven't tried before and glide with life without knowing where it leads us

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

Joy Works

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Most of the time work is not life or death! So go ahead, do something for yourself today that brings you joy. The work will wait.

Cuban Happiness on the Other Side of Turkey

Maura Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

I marveled at this university professor turned high school math teacher who saw no lack but viewed her life rich in every way. A challenging past equipped her to enjoy the fullness of the present.

How To Get Into An 'Optimistic Flow'

Erika Finn | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Finn

Whether it's a failed relationship, a bad career move, or a project that went bust, stuff happens in life and we often can't control the outcome. We can, though, learn to go a little more with the flow.

5 Questions About Happiness Science Can't Answer

Britt Reints | Posted 10.15.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Britt Reints

Your personal definition of happiness has more to do with your values and personality than a description penned by a philosopher or author, as will the type of happiness that you decide to focus on.

The Secret To Having Happy, Hard-Working Employees

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

People want contentment, love and happiness derived from meaningful work. But with only 24 hours in a day, is it even possible? How can you as a manager, facilitate your employees' happiness and consequently increase your company's success as well as your own?

Why You Should Pursue Happiness

Britt Reints | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Britt Reints

There are lots and lots of people who are actually unhappy. Their lives don't line up with their values, they feel like they don't fit, or they're stuffing down all of their "bad" feelings in an attempt to be as happy as they think they should.